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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accuses Egypt of arming rebels


Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has alleged that Egyptian government is arming rebel groups in the troubled Darfur region of the country.

Sudanese forces he says have captured Egyptian weapons during clashes, adding they have intercepted two rebel convoys coming from Libya and South Sudan.

The latest accusation follows an ongoing tension between the two countries with Sudan accusing Egypt’s UN representative of supporting calls to extend international sanctions on Sudan

Cairo has denied the claim.

Bashir has also been heavily criticized in local Egyptian media over his recent visit to Ethiopia, which is building a Nile dam Egypt fears would affect its Nile water share.

Sudan’s war of many years has left the country in a frustrated state.

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